The cabin features extensive storefront glazing; solid walls are sheathed in cedar siding. The roof is standing-seam metal. Inside, the floor is concrete with hydronic heating; walls are sheathed in cedar, matching the exterior, and painted drywall. Casework is finished with vertical grain fir veneer.
The design of the Leavenworth Cabin is a direct response to the clients' desire to bury the house into the hillside, minimizing its visual impact on its surroundings. The site, once a grazing pasture, was once part of a large parcel of undeveloped property fronting East Leavenworth Road. As such, there was no other development along this one-mile stretch of road at the time. With new development pressures on neighboring properties and along the ridge above, the clients and architects shared the common desire to have the home recede and allow the natural beauty of the field to remain.

From East Leavenworth Road, the property slopes slightly downward to a drainage swale before sloping up towards the ridge above. The cabin is situated along the back, eastern property line, also the highest point on the site. The hillside continues climbing upward behind the property, rising many hundreds of feet.

The desire for a low-profile building developed into a one-level, linear plan. The hillside was carved out to receive the structure with a concrete retaining wall defining the back of the cabin. A simple shed roof, mimicking the slope of the site, covers the house. Extensive overhangs shield the extensive glazing along the west side of the home.

A large common room accommodating living, dining, and kitchen functions is located on the south end of the home. The children's playroom is on the north end while three bedrooms are located in the center. Bathrooms, laundry, mechanical, and storage areas are located at the rear along the concrete retaining wall.